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Best prices for spices

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Cougfan2, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to find out where I can get the best prices in the Portland area (particularly on the west side) for spices, in particular cayenne pepper.

    We have to spike our Chickadee bird seed mix with cayenne pepper to keep the squirrels out of it, but buying it in little packets in the store is outrageously expensive and we go thru a lot of it in our quest to be the #1 enablers of songbird obesity. :laugh:

    Is there anyplace in town that you can buy spices in bulk?
     
  2. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    Fred Meyer and Winco should both have it.

    Most 'gourmet' supermarkets (but not Zupans), and - as far as I've seen - all health food stores.
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'll try Fred Meyer again. I didn't see it in bulk last time I was there, but I'll try again.

    Where I grew up in Kansas City, there is a place called Planters Seed Company downtown. They had big bins of spices you could just bag up and buy by the pound and it was much cheaper than the grocery stores. I was wondering if anything like that existed out here.
     
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    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    Coug,

    I know the Winco on Cornell and Cornelius Pass road has it in bulk, I just picked up a 1/2lb to make my next batch of dry rub.
     
  5. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Gunner, that's just a couple of minutes from where I live. I will check it out. :thumbup:
     
  6. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    Penzeys Spices Home Page

    I order a lot from these folks,had to find a new outlet when Oregon Spice quit selling to the public.
    RK

    Portland, OR

    11322 SE 82nd Ave
    (503) 653-7779
    Mon.-Fri.: 9:30AM - 5:30PM
    Sat.: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
    Sun.: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
    View Map
     
  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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  8. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    The places I know of that haven't been mentioned are:
    • Cash and Carry (not bulk necessarily but large quantities)
    • Limbo next to Trader Joe's on 39th and Holgate
    • Sheridan Fruit Company
     
  9. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    Forgot that one... Limbo is awesome!